For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Faizal


Name: Faizal

Date of Birth: 1981

Family:  Wife: Syamsuriani. Children: Ahmad Syawal, Boy, 2 years old 

Location:  Liliriaja, Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 1.9 Hectare in two plots. 0.4 ha + 1.5 ha.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Limited shade provided by coconut trees.
  • Needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management.
  • Limited shade provided by coconut trees.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/- 300 kg (est. 750kg/ha).

    Photo of Faizal and his wife Syamsuriani with their son

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed on by Faizal’s parents.
    • Syamsuriani helps in the farms, particularly at harvest time, in addition to managing the family home.

    Photo Faizal and Syamsuriani’s family home.


    Program Active  2013
    Faizal's Needs:  
    Description    Status
      In Field Training Completed
      In Class Training Completed
      Tall pruning tool / pole Completed
      Handsaw Completed
      Pruning Shears Completed
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
      Fertilizer In progress
      Pest Management Materials In Progress
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Syamsuriani's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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